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By Nigel Thompson

The César-nominated film takes place in the Andes and follows a boy and his wise friend as they try to recover a stolen artifact essential to their community.

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Philly Latino Food Revolution

 04/06/2017 - 16:29
Merliz Gomez is the chef of the Venezuelan restaurant Tartarepería 18.64, located in Fishtown. Photos: Eli Siegel.

Two new Venezuelan Restaurants, “Tartareperia 18.64,” and “Puyero Venezuelan Flavor”, mark the latest addition to the rich Latino cuisine of Philadelphia. They are part of a revolution in the city’s cuisine that traces its roots almost 30 years ago.


Plain Text Author: 
Eli Siegel

[OP-ED]: Is the American Dream killing us?

 04/04/2017 - 10:31
One theory attributes the spike in “deaths of despair” to growing income inequality. There would be fewer suicides, drug overdoses and alcohol-related deaths if incomes were distributed more equally, the argument goes. People take out their frustrations and anger by resorting to self-destructive behavior.

It isn’t often that economics raises the most profound questions of human existence, but recent work of economists Anne Case and Angus Deaton (husband and wife, both of Princeton University) comes close. You may recall that a few years ago, Case and Deaton reported the startling finding that the death rates of non-Hispanic middle-aged whites had gotten worse — they were dying younger.

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Robert J. Samuelson

[OP-ED]: ¿Está el Sueño Americano matándonos?

 04/04/2017 - 10:27
Una teoría atribuye el aumento de las “muertes de desesperación” a la creciente desigualdad de ingresos. Habría menos suicidios, sobredosis de drogas y muertes relacionadas con el alcohol, si los ingresos se distribuyeran más equitativamente, sostiene ese argumento. La gente maneja sus frustraciones y su ira recurriendo a conductas autodestructivas.

 No es frecuente que la economía suscite las preguntas más profundas de la existencia humana, pero el trabajo reciente de los economistas Anne Case y Angus Deaton (marido y mujer, ambos de Princeton University) casi lo hace. Quizás recuerden que hace unos años, Case y Deaton nos informaron sobre su asombrosa conclusión de que las tasas de mortalidad de los blancos no-hispanos, de mediana edad, habían empeorado—morían más jóvenes.

Plain Text Author: 
Robert J. Samuelson

Philly Grows Into Its Anarchist Shoe

 03/29/2017 - 09:18
Wooden Shoe es una librería que encierra una atmósfera distinta a la de otros establecimientos dedicados a la venta de libros, aquí el enfoque es colaborativo y político. La librería está ubicada en el 704 South Street.  Foto Archivo Particular.

Past a chalkboard that says, “Come inside to read a good book,” on one side and “Don’t be an asshole!” on the other, you come across a tattered SEPTA Union Strike poster from the early twentieth century, preserved underneath an equally withered-away lamination. A few cautious inches deep inside of this surreal time machine, a pillar manages to stand from the 1890s home of an anarchist feminist writer and speaker who lived near Drexel University.